Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Settings I’d Like to Visit

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Have you ever read a book so wonderful that you’d love to disappear into it for a while?  This week I’ve compiled a list of ten books with settings the beg to be explored.

1. Whoville in How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss-Doesn’t spending Christmas in Whoville sound like fun?


2. Middle Earth from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien-There are so many intriguing places to see in Middle Earth!  The Shire, Rivendell, Rohan, and Minas Tirith are just a few of the places I’d love to see.


3. The Beast’s Castle and Beauty’s family cottage in Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley-The Beast’s Castle sounds so magical.  I’d love to spend time wandering around the halls.  I’ve always wanted to see the roses climbing the walls of the cottage Beauty and her family live in.  I’ve pictured it in my mind many times.


4. O’Ceea from The Magician’s Workshop series by Christopher Hansen and J.R. Fehr-I think I’d enjoy sailing around the islands of O’Ceea watching the magician’s create projections.


5. Laura’s house from Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder-I’m sure that real life was not as picturesque as it sounds in the book.  However, I still think it would be fun to visit.


6. Narnia from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis-Another enchanting land that needs to be explored!


7. Hogwarts from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling-I’d like to visit this magical world, especially during the first book when everything is so new and full of wonder.


8. Damar from The Blue Sword by Robing McKinley-This is another book with so many beautiful places to explore!  I like to imagine traveling in the desert with the nomads.


9. Narnia from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis-I feel okay putting Narnia on this list twice because each time the Pevensies visit,Narnia, it isn’t quite the same as before.  Also, this book focuses on the lands they haven’t explored before.


10. Talaria from Eagle En Garde by Olga Godim-I especially want to visit Neazdal, the city where the elves live.  I desperately want to see the rainbow colored houses.


How about you?  Would you want to explore any of these places?  What places do you wish you could visit?


  1. OMG! How could I forget Whoville?! It looks so small, and cozy, and wonderful. Also Narnia, of course, it’s a must. 🙂
    Here’s mine TTT

  2. The Beast’s Castle would be so wonderful to explore. Great list!
    My TTT this week

  3. Dr. Seuss is my FAVORITE. I love his worlds and yes, I agree that it would be fantastic to visit Whoville! The beast’s castle too! That is a very original pick and totally fitting. Being able to experience that gigantic library with the moving staircase is every bookworm’s dream!!!
    Great list!

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  4. Great list!! I’ve seen several lists with Harry Potter!! Such a popular series!!

    My Top 10 Bookish places to Visit

  5. It’s definitely okay putting Narnia on twice when the second option is Dawn Treader – Narnia is magical, but I loved the glimpses of what lay beyond it (DT was always my favourite Chronicle).

    • Poinsettia says:

      Agreed, Narnia is wonderful, but the journey they took in Dawn Treader is excellent. So many new places, some beautiful and some terrifying, but all interesting. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  6. How did I forget to add Whoville? I’m mentally banging my head against a wall right now.

  7. Whoville is such a fantastic choice! 🙂

  8. Whoville is an awesome choice, and would be fabulous at Christmas. Love that one! Narnia too, and of course Middle earth, probably my favorite fictional setting.

    • Poinsettia says:

      Thank you! Middle Earth has so many places that would be excellent to explore. I couldn’t just pick one, so I listed them all! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  9. I’m not a big fan of Narnia but it does have a lot of interesting places. As does Middle Earth. So much to explore.

  10. Awesome list! How could I forget Whoville? That’d be so amazing to visit! And Middle Earth? Sign me up!

  11. Middle Earth (before shit got all crazy lol) and Hogwarts (of course) would be on my list for sure! Fun list. 🙂

  12. I come with you to Narnia and Hogwarts 🙂 And Middle Earth would be neat as well! I wouldn’t like to go to Mordor, but Rivendell & Hobbiton would be amazing!

  13. Whoville at Christmas time does sound fun. And I’ve been to Laura’s house on the prairie before (it’s in southern Kansas). It was several years ago so I don’t remember much about the visit.

    Have a great week.

  14. OOoh nice picks!! Yay for Hogwarts! Seeing a few new to me ones here plus ones I never read growing up. Sigh…there were just too many books to keep up with even back then! Lol!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

    • Poinsettia says:

      You’re welcome! Yes, there are too many books to read. No matter how many I read, there are always more. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  15. I forgot about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books. You’re right, the cabin would be a great place to visit.

  16. Whoville is such a cute idea! And I specifically put Rivendell on my list, but it was hard to narrow it down to just one location. Great list, feel free to check out mine here:

  17. Oh my goodness, Whoville is such a fun pick! Little House is another good one. While I wouldn’t want to stay there, it might be fun to have a simpler life for a little while. 🙂

    • Poinsettia says:

      Thank you! I thought Whoville sounded like fun too. The Little House books had me fascinated for such a long time. I’d love to visit those places. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  18. So many of my favorite childhood places are on this list. Whoville would be so fun! I had the Shire on my preliminary list, and I still hope to visit New Zealand and stay in that hotel that looks like Hobbit holes. Visiting Narnia and the Ingalls family would be incredible too.

  19. Whoville at Christmas would be the best thing ever! Great list.

  20. Middle Earth! I would love to see so many things there and meet an elf. It would also be so much fun to poke around Hogwarts. 🙂
    Great list!

    • Poinsettia says:

      Middle Earth has so much to offer I couldn’t just narrow it down to one place. I’m glad you enjoyed my post. 🙂

  21. I love Robin McKinley’s Beauty. What a perfect place to visit!

  22. I would love to visit Narnia, especially in the winter when everything’s covered in snow 🙂

  23. Deffnitely so many beautiful places to visit in Middle Earth! And Narnia, yes!

  24. Narnia and Hogwarts were both on my list this week too!
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  25. I never thought about the Beasts castle!! I would just live in the library with all those books <3 Great list!

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  26. I never did read Robin’s re-telling of “Beauty and the Beast,” but did hear it’s an amazing story. Thanks so much for the reminder to read that one!

    …of course, I also love seeing Narnia on your list. Still looking for the door to that world. 😀

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland!

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